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GM's Akerson Talks Innovation Versus Rivals

Who is Dan Akerson, head of one of the biggest auto companies on Earth, worried about? One of the tiniest: Tesla. That's because the electric luxury-car maker has the potential to be a disruptive force. Akerson has, in fact, lined up a small team to study billionaire industrialist Elon Musk’s upstart electric-car maker and how it might threaten the 104-year-old automaker’s business, Steve Girsky, GM vice chairman, said during an interview at Bloomberg headquarters in New York.

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